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Arts & Entertainment

I'm pins, you're needles, let's play

If you've ever been to a packed, standing-room-only concert, you've felt the nauseating swell of excitement and terror one can encounter while being pressed up against the body in front of you as the entire crowd sways from one direction to the next, independent of your own control.

by ANDRIA BIBLIONI

Slipper S.O.B.'S

Any mention of The Eels conjures up thoughts of quirky, playful, and oftentimes beautiful music. With songs appearing in the movies Shrek and Anniversary Party and their hit single "Novocaine for the Soul," The Eels show their pop influences but with a dark twist. Their latest release, Shootenanny!, is a venture into heavy blues territory, done according to the old Eels formula.

by WILL TUNG

St. Elsewhere

This is the most difficult Metallica album I have ever listened to, and I have listened to them all more times than I care to admit.

by ZACH SMITH

Four letter words

Director Scott Roberts' first movie, The Hard Word, is the movie Guy Ritchie should have made last summer when he was otherwise busy destroying his career with the Madonna bomb Swept Away. Originally filmed under the title Blood and Guts, this hyperactive Aussie crime-flick bombards the audience with a jumble of new and re-used ideas that somehow add up to a very enjoyable film.

by GREG MAUGHAN

Fred Durst, said right

New wave might be thought of as a sound of the past, but with his debut album, Ethiopian-born Kenna shows that it can be very current.

by DEAN AGNOS

Canadian Beauty

In elementary school, I never understood Canada. After all, it certainly wasn't America, so I wondered what exactly they did up there.

by JOHN CARROLL

Whatcha Gonna Do Brotha

We've been getting movies from World Wrestling Entertainment for about a year now. Apparently, Vince McMahon -- yes, we're going to assume that the WWE owner himself ships out the videotapes -- thinks that Penn students are a prime market for shoulderblocks, bodyslams and pinfalls. We didn't agree, until now.

by DANIEL MCQUADE

Thou shalt not laugh

With his dramatic career floundering at the box office, Jim Carrey needed the spotlight back. Carrey tries to revisit his Ace Ventura roots by contorting his body and coining new catchphrases in his new comedy, Bruce Almighty, but none of them hit the mark. Carrey stars as Bruce, a down-on-his-luck TV reporter who blames God for all of his troubles.

by JOHN CARROLL

Disc Resurrection

Where the hell is my Fugees CD? Somehow, in the midst of the final exam frenzy, I seemed to have misplaced a musical masterpiece.

by PAUL FARBER

Predictable, in a good way

As a heist movie The Italian Job is more predictable than a holdup at Commerce Bank, but it proves that knowing what happens next isn't a sin.

by GREG MAUGHAN

Smooth and Tasty

It's always refreshing to hear a band not afraid to bring plenty of different styles into its playing, and Soulive is just such a band.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Digital Video Library: Play It Cool

The world of the 1961 film West Side Story is still not too different from that of the 21st century, as class, age and racial prejudices still divide us and sometimes revert us to animalistic states.

by ANDREW GOODMAN

Out-of-Print Culture

Mark Moscowitz's film debut Stone Reader follows the director as he searches for Dow Mossman, the one-book author of Stones of Summer, a would-be seminal novel from 1972 that has since gone out of print.

by JAMES BEAVER

New York, New York

Something wonderful is brewing in the garages of New York. With the recent success of The Strokes and Interpol, NYC has become a haven for a new wave of rockers.

by KEVIN LO

Yoga, Pilates, Hotties!

Here's a test: listen to the title track of Madonna's new album, American Life, and if you don't wince when she starts rapping, you're a true fan.

by LEHUA CHONG

Tattoo You

Aside from disappointed critics across the nation, Angelina Jolie was a hit with audiences when she brought Lara Croft, the pixelated video game star, to life on the silver screen.

by JOHN CARROLL

He's No Big Dick

Mark Wahlberg wants to know what we did over Spring Break. Actually, he wants to know why we're interviewing him instead of "on Spring Break having fun, drinking beer," before realizing that Spring Break would most likely be over and asking the operator to open up the lines of our previously listen-only conference call so that we could tell him how we spent our vacations. His new movie, The Italian Job, comes out next month.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

A Fine Interview

It was 3:00 p.m. on Monday and I was sitting in the Street office talking on the phone with Hunter, the elusive bassist from AFI.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Concert Review: 150 Proof

We've been to Philly in the history of Everclear 17 times, but there ain't no fuckin' place like the Electric Factory," lead singer Art Alexakis declared to a snow white horde of cheering adolescents.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Prince Among Jesters

After a three year absence, Prince Paul has returned to prove once again that it's possible to make an intelligent and addictive rap album.

by JULIA FISH

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